One of the most popular posts on The Athletic Nerd is the first edition of 10 Flicks: Pre-Drinking Comedies.
Essentially, a pre-drinking comedy is a movie you put on with a group of friends while you are getting ready for a massive night out. The first list focused on the newer classics like The Hangover and Old School.
Many people questioned why I left out some of the best comedies of the 90’s.
Here are 10 more of my favorite pre-drinking comedies.
Honorable Mention:Wayne’s World, The Waterboy, Swingers, American Pie, Zoolander
“The price is wrong bitch!
Happy Gilmore is a classic. I find the older the movie gets, the more people are excited to watch it before a night out. Many love the movie but rarely find the time to put it on and laugh while Bob Barker beats the crap out of Happy.
“Nobody makes me bleed my own blood… Nobody!”
Dodgeball is one of the most random comedies in history. How they managed to pull that cast together to pull off a movie about dodgeball is beyond me but I’m happy they did. It’s a perfect movie to enjoy while the shots are being lined up and distributed.
“Awesome prank Farva”
The last time I watched this movie was at my friends cottage with about 9 other people. Most of us were quoting the lines before they happened and we were laughing so hard we missed the actual lines and had to rewind it.
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
“Someone help me. I’m still alive only I’m very badly burned.”
A part of the humor in this movie died for me when Mike Myers tried to duplicate it with The Love Guru. Ouch. However, it’s still a hilarious movie with an equally funny sequel. (I didn’t like Goldmember)
“Well, ‘sorry’ doesn’t put the Triscuit crackers in my stomach now, does it Carl?”
I miss old school Adam Sandler comedies. They were awesome. Much like Jim Carrey, I know those days are over but I’m thankful we still have gems like Billy Madison.
“Druish princesses are often attracted to money, and power, and I have both, and you know it!”
Spaceballs is an amazingly dumb comedy and I mean that in the best way possible. It’s brought us some of the best quotes of all time and there’s nothing better than laughing at Barf’s antics with a beer in hand.
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
“No thanks, I don’t smoke. It’s a disgusting habit”
I mentioned Jim Carrey earlier because I really miss comedies like Ace Ventura, The Mask, Dumb & Dumber among others. Still, he has provided us with some of the greatest comedic performances of all time.
A toast to Jim Carrey!
“I love that dog”
“I think it’s a pig.”
Here is a movie that definitely deserves the pre drinking comedy label. Varsity Blues is one of my favorite sports movies and it also happens to be absolutely hysterical. We’ve all done ‘The new tweeter end zone dance’. Admit it.
“Your brain has a… shell on it.”
I miss Chris Farley a ton. He was one of the funniest people on the planet. Tommy Boy is one of the best pre drinking comedies out there simply because of his brilliance.
Dumb & Dumber
“Oh here it is… Samsonite. I was way off”
Was there really any doubt this movie would be on this list? In my opinion, it’s the most quotable movie of all time and easily one of the best pre drinking comedies in the history of the world.